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Michael Floyd
WR #15
Height:
6-3
Weight:
225
Age:
26
College:
Notre Dame
Experience:
5
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 209 3,293 15.8 91 19 1 2 2 2 0 4 2
2015 ARI 15 6 52 849 16.3 60T 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ARI 16 14 47 841 17.9 63 6 1 2 2 2 0 3 1
2013 ARI 16 16 65 1,041 16 91T 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 ARI 16 3 45 562 12.5 53 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • The Cardinals first-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft and the 13th overall pick; was the second wide receiver taken behind Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon (5th overall to Jacksonville). Became the first Notre Dame WR taken in the first round since Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown was selected sixth overall by the Raiders in 1988.
  • Floyd has appeared in 63 of a possible 64 regular season games (40 starts) in his first four NFL seasons and has also started all three postseason games he has played in.
  • Of his 19 career TD receptions, 13 have covered at least 20 yards, including 12 of his last 15.  
  • After suffering a hand injury in training camp in 2015, posted just eight receptions for 104 yards in the first five games. Then hauled in 44 receptions for 745 yards and six TDs over the final 10 regular season games, including five 100-yard performances.
  • His five 100-yard receiving games in 2015 set a career-high for a single season. Had six total 100-yard receiving performances in his first three seasons (48 games) combined.
  • Hauled in two TD receptions in the Cardinals thrilling 26-20 OT victory over the Packers in the Divisional round of the 2015 playoffs. It was his fifth career multi-TD performance and first in the postseason.
  • Averaged 17.9 yards per catch in 2014, which ranked as the second-highest total in the NFL behind only Washington’s DeSean Jackson (20.9). Posted a team-high nine receptions of 30+ yards on the year.
  • Had a breakout year in his second NFL season, hauling in 65 receptions for 1,041 yards and five TDs in 2013. He became the 12th different player in franchise history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
  • First career NFL reception was an eight-yard TD catch against Philadelphia in Week 3 of the ’12 season. First career college reception was a 22-yard TD catch against San Diego State in 2008.
  • Grew up in St. Paul, MN and attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School, which is less than 10 miles from Larry Fitzgerald’s prep alma mater, Academy of the Holy Angels, in Minneapolis. Both were All-State and All-American WRs during their prep career, and they became friends while Floyd attended Cretin-Derham.
  • Posted six receptions for 193 yards against the Jaguars in Week 11 of the ’13 season, including a 91-yard TD reception in the third quarter. His 193 yards were the eighth-best single game total in franchise history.
  • Hauled in his first career game-winning catch in Week 16 of the ’13 season at Seattle. His lone reception of the game was a spectacular 31-yard TD catch late in the fourth quarter which snapped the Seahawks NFL-best 14-game home win streak.

 Pro Career: Selected by the Cardinals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, Floyd has appeared in 63 of a possible 64 regular season games (40 starts) and started all three postseason contests in his first four NFL seasons. Has totaled 209 receptions for 3,293 yards and 19 TDs in his NFL career, adding seven receptions for 51 yards and two TDs in the postseason.

NoteCARDS:

  • The Cardinals first-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft and the 13th overall pick; was the second wide receiver taken behind Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon (5th overall to Jacksonville). Became the first Notre Dame WR taken in the first round since Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown was selected sixth overall by the Raiders in 1988.
  • Floyd has appeared in 63 of a possible 64 regular season games (40 starts) in his first four NFL seasons and has also started all three postseason games he has played in.
  • Of his 19 career TD receptions, 13 have covered at least 20 yards, including 12 of his last 15.  
  • After suffering a hand injury in training camp in 2015, posted just eight receptions for 104 yards in the first five games. Then hauled in 44 receptions for 745 yards and six TDs over the final 10 regular season games, including five 100-yard performances.
  • His five 100-yard receiving games in 2015 set a career-high for a single season. Had six total 100-yard receiving performances in his first three seasons (48 games) combined.
  • Hauled in two TD receptions in the Cardinals thrilling 26-20 OT victory over the Packers in the Divisional round of the 2015 playoffs. It was his fifth career multi-TD performance and first in the postseason.
  • Averaged 17.9 yards per catch in 2014, which ranked as the second-highest total in the NFL behind only Washington’s DeSean Jackson (20.9). Posted a team-high nine receptions of 30+ yards on the year.
  • Had a breakout year in his second NFL season, hauling in 65 receptions for 1,041 yards and five TDs in 2013. He became the 12th different player in franchise history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
  • First career NFL reception was an eight-yard TD catch against Philadelphia in Week 3 of the ’12 season. First career college reception was a 22-yard TD catch against San Diego State in 2008.
  • Grew up in St. Paul, MN and attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School, which is less than 10 miles from Larry Fitzgerald’s prep alma mater, Academy of the Holy Angels, in Minneapolis. Both were All-State and All-American WRs during their prep career, and they became friends while Floyd attended Cretin-Derham.
  • Posted six receptions for 193 yards against the Jaguars in Week 11 of the ’13 season, including a 91-yard TD reception in the third quarter. His 193 yards were the eighth-best single game total in franchise history.
  • Hauled in his first career game-winning catch in Week 16 of the ’13 season at Seattle. His lone reception of the game was a spectacular 31-yard TD catch late in the fourth quarter which snapped the Seahawks NFL-best 14-game home win streak.

 

Pro Career: Selected by the Cardinals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, Floyd has appeared in 63 of a possible 64 regular season games (40 starts) and started all three postseason contests in his first four NFL seasons. Has totaled 209 receptions for 3,293 yards and 19 TDs in his NFL career, adding seven receptions for 51 yards and two TDs in the postseason.

2015: Played in 15 games with six starts and finished third on the team with 52 catches for 849 yards and six TDs … helped the Cardinals finish with the #1 offense in the NFL for the first time in team history and set franchise record for points (489) and TDs (59) … added six catches for 63 yards and two TDs in two playoff games … led the team with a career-best five 100-yard receiving games … after being limited to just eight catches for 104 yards in the season’s first five games while coming back from a preseason hand injury, had 44 receptions for 745 yards and six TDs in his final 10 games of the season … notched five catches for 50 yards and his first TD of the season @ Pit (10/18) … recorded first 100-yard game of the season with team-high 106 yards and a TD on four receptions @ Cle (11/1); 60-yard TD in the third quarter was the second-longest TD catch of his career and gave him a TD reception in three straight games for the first time … posted season-best numbers with seven catches for 113 yards and two TDs @ Sea (11/15); caught TD passes of 27 and 35 yards on back-to-back drives in the second quarter; extended streak to four straight games with a TD reception, becoming first Cardinal to do so since Larry Fitzgerald in 2013; marked third career game with two TD catches and gave him consecutive 100-yard games for the second time in his career … inactive (hamstring) vs. Cin (11/22); marked the first game he missed in his NFL career … notched his third 100-yard game of the season with seven catches for 104 yards @ StL (12/6) … surpassed 100 yards for the fourth time in five games with a team-high 102 yards on five catches vs. Min (12/10); had a 42-yard TD in the third quarter that gave the Cardinals a 17-10 lead and added 22-yard reception on game-winning FG drive in the fourth; marked his 10th career 100-yard receiving game … posted team-high five catches for 70 yards @ Phi (12/20); had a diving 29-yard catch in the third quarter at the 1 that set up a TD on the next play … registered his team-best fifth 100-yard game with six catches for 111 yards vs. GB (12/27); was his 11th career 100-yard receiving game … caught two TDs as part of his three catches for 26 yards in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16); eight-yard TD in the first quarter gave Cardinals a 7-0 lead and nine-yard score in the fourth put Arizona in front 17-13.

2014: Played in all 16 games (15 starts) for the third straight year and posted a team-leading 841 yards and six TDs on 47 receptions … had a team-leading three 100-yard receiving games … led team and ranked second in the NFL with his 17.9 yards per catch average and had 15 receptions of 20 yards or more, including five of his six TDs … led the team with 119 yards on five catches vs. SD (9/8); marked fourth career 100-yard receiving game; 63-yard reception in the first quarter was the second-longest of his career … registered his second 100-yard performance in the first three games and the fifth of his career with five catches for 114 yards vs. SF (9/21); became just the fifth Cardinals player since 1960 to have at least two 100-yard receiving games in the first three games of a season; had catches of 36 and 45 yards, giving him four receptions of 25+ yards in the first three games … scored first TD of the season with a 20-yard reception in the first quarter and totaled four receptions for 47 yards vs. Was (10/12) … caught three passes for 47 yards and a TD @ Oak (10/19); 33-yard TD reception in the second quarter was his ninth career TD and sixth that covered at least 20 yards; marked first time in his career he caught a TD pass in consecutive games … posted first career multi-TD game with two TD receptions vs. Det (11/16); caught 42-yard TD on opening drive of the game and then a 12-yard TD on 3rd-n-10 on Cardinals second possession as they went on to a 14-6 victory; 42-yard TD was his fifth career TD catch of 30+ yards and seventh of 20+ yards … had a team-leading 85 yards on four receptions vs. KC (12/7) … caught two passes for 55 yards @ StL (12/11), including a 49-yard reception in the second quarter to help set up a FG … tied career high with eight receptions for 153 yards and two TDs @ SF (12/28); marked second multi-TD game and third 100-yard game of the season, including both games against the 49ers; was sixth career 100-yard receiving game, with three of those against San Francisco; 153 yards represented third-highest single-game total of his career; with TDs of 20 and 41 yards, five of his six TDs on the season were plays of 20+ yards … had one reception in first career postseason appearance in Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).

2013: Started all 16 games and set career highs with 65 receptions for a team-best 1,041 yards (16.0 avg.) and five TDs … had a streak of 25 consecutive receptions for first downs that stretched from Weeks 10-16 … recorded multiple receptions in 15 of 16 games … caught four passes for 82 yards @ StL (9/8), including a one-handed 44-yard reception on the first play of the second quarter that led to a Cardinals TD two plays later … led the Cardinals with 87 yards on five receptions @ TB (9/29); had four catches for 83 yards in the second half, including three receptions of 20+ yards … led the team with five receptions for 61 yards vs. Car (10/6) … caught five passes for 44 yards, including a 10-yard TD in the third quarter @ SF (10/13) … caught three passes for 30 yards and had a 15-yard TD catch in the second quarter vs. Atl (10/27) … recorded two receptions for 31 yards before leaving in the first half with a shoulder injury vs. Hou (11/10); surpassed 1,000 career receiving yards … despite being questionable with a shoulder injury, posted his finest game as a pro @ Jax (11/17), recording six catches for a career-high 193 yards and a career-long 91-yard TD reception in the third quarter; 91-yard TD tied for the sixth-longest play from scrimmage in franchise history and 193 yards were the seventh-best total in team history; averaged 32.16 yards per catch, a franchise record for a player with at least six receptions; had four catches of 20 yards or more, becoming the first Cardinal to do that in a game since Larry Fitzgerald on 12/6/09 vs. Min … led the team with seven catches for 104 yards vs. Ind (11/24); marked his second straight 100-yard game and third of his career; all seven catches went for first downs … had a team-leading 99 yards on five catches, including a 23-yard TD in the third quarter @ Phi (12/1) … caught two passes for 26 yards vs. StL (12/8); 13-yard reception in the second quarter was the 100th of his career … on his only catch of the game, hauled in game-winning 31-yard TD from Carson Palmer with 2:13 remaining in the fourth quarter @ Sea (12/22); was his first career game-winning TD; marked his 25th straight reception in the last seven games that went for a first down … tied for the team lead with six receptions for 91 yards vs. SF (12/29); surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on the season with his 44-yard reception in the third quarter, marking his first career 1,000-yard season.

2012: Played in all 16 games with three starts … finished third on the team with 562 receiving yards and two TD catches and tied for third with 45 receptions … recorded his first career reception and TD by hauling in a deflected pass for an eight-yard TD reception in the first quarter vs. Phi (9/23); became the first Cardinal since RB Marcel Shipp (9/22/02 @ SD) to score a TD on their first career reception … recorded four catches for 35 yards vs. Mia (9/30); caught passes on three consecutive plays on final drive of the second quarter ... posted five receptions for 36 yards vs. SF (10/29); had four catches for 28 yards in the fourth quarter … had 80 yards on five catches @ GB (11/4); converted a 4th-n-6 in the fourth quarter with a 37-yard reception from John Skelton … made his first career start and had two catches for 22 yards @ NYJ (12/2) … started for the second time and led the team with 37 yards on three catches vs. Det (12/16); had a 25-yard catch on the first play of the game … posted a career-high eight catches that went for 166 yards and a TD @ SF (12/30); marked the highest receiving yardage total by a Cardinal since Anquan Boldin had 186 yards at Seattle on 11/16/08; tied for the fourth-most receiving yards in a game by a rookie in franchise history and was the second-highest total by a rookie in the NFL in ’12; had three receptions of 30+ yards, including a 53-yarder and a 37-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

 

College: Started 41 of 43 games played for the Irish and established school records with 271 receptions for 3,686 yards and 37 TDs … finished career with five Notre Dame career records, ranked in the top 10 on 11 single-season receiving lists and is on the top 10 on nine single-game lists … established a school record with 17 career 100-yard receiving performances … scored 228 career points and registered at least one reception in 42 of 43 games played … during his final season with the Irish in 2011, was the recipient of the Notre Dame Monogram Club’s Most Valuable Player Award, was a Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist (nation’s top receiver) and earned second-team All-American honors after starting 12 of 13 games at flanker … established a school season record with 100 receptions, and his 1,147 yards receiving ranked as the fourth-best season total by an Irish player … posted nine receiving TDs and also added the first rushing TD of his career … added 44 yards on two punt returns … as a junior in ’10, started all 12 games at flanker and posted a team-high 79 receptions for 1,025 yards and a career-high 12 TDs … his 79 receptions ranked third on the school’s season-record list while his 12 TDs tied for fourth … had at least 100 yards receiving four times and 55 of his catches resulted in a TD or first down ... started all seven games he appeared in at flanker as a sophomore in ‘09 and ranked second on the team with 44 catches for 795 yards and nine TDs ... joined Golden Tate as the only two Irish players since Derrick Mayes in 1995 to post three consecutive 100-yard receiving games ... opened the season catching four passes for 189 yards and three TDs vs. Nevada, marking the second-best single-game total by an Irish sophomore receiver in school history (Jim Seymour, 276 yards vs. Purdue in 1966) … started 10 of the 11 games he appeared in as a freshman in ’08 and set Notre Dame freshman records with 48 receptions for 719 yards and seven TDs ... posted four 100-yard receiving games … in his first career game, came off the bench and had a 22-yard scoring catch vs. San Diego State, becoming the first Irish freshman to ever record a TD reception in a season opener; his first career scoring grab made him only the fourth Irish receiver in the last 20 years whose first career catch was a TD (Raghib "Rocket" Ismail and Derek Brown in 1988 and Derrick Mayes in 1992).

Personal: Attended Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, MN) High School where he was twice named Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year … as a senior in 2007, named Gatorade Player of the Year, Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year and first-team All-America by USA Today, EA Sports and Parade Magazine after totaling 59 receptions for 1,247 yards and 17 TDs … added 497 yards on 43 carries and returned 16 punts for 373 yards and four TDs … selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … as a junior in ’06, was named Gatorade Player of the Year, Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year and was named second-team All-America after posting 63 receptions for 1,240 yards and 16 TDs … also added 12 rushing attempts for 245 yards and three TDs … lettered in basketball, averaging 23.5 points per game as a senior when he was named High School Athlete of the Year for the St. Paul area by the St. Paul Pioneer Press … scored 1,380 points in his basketball career, just 86 points shy of the school record … earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

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